UIC Alaska

Force Protection Consultant

Program/Project Management
Location : Location
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Top Secret/SCI
Minimum Clearance Required
Top Secret/SCI
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%


Force Protection Consultant (AFCENT):


Bowhead is seeking a Force Protection (FP) Consultant for Physical and Personnel Security Management.  The Consultant will advise 9AF (AFCENT)/FP on coordination of air base defense, antiterrorism, FP, and physical security support with USCENTCOM, the Air Staff, and host nation forces.  The Consultant is also responsible for advising senior FP staff in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining physical and personnel security processes across the 9AF (AFCENT) Headquarters (HQ) and interfacing with senior leadership or security managers regarding security related issues.


Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Advise senior FP staff in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining physical and personnel security processes across the HQ. Interface with senior leadership or security managers regarding security related issues.
  • Assess security vulnerabilities and design security systems based on the analysis of the intent; facilitate necessary testing and ensure defined periodic checks are performed and properly documented. Identify service performance limits and monitoring utilities concerns; provide solution elements including the use of supplier provided technologies and services.
  • Assist with new development, implementation, maintenance, and adherence of the access entry control architecture and software, operating processes, and alarm and surveillance systems for project planning efforts.
  • Conduct security manager training to 9AF(AFCENT) and outside agencies security managers; identify personnel security and non-disclosure requirements, operational policy and procedures, issuance of initial or revalidation of security badge, and security manager response requirements to quarterly reports identifying disabled and missing security badges.
  • Draft and recommend for approval, policy and procedure changes to USCENTCOM Instruction 31-201, Entry Procedures to HQ 9AF (AFCENT) Facilities. Initiate new or revised procedures, programs, and initiatives as needed to address changes in Government requirements or to improve program efficiencies.
  • Review DoD Foreign Visits System (FVS) requests. Process 9AF (AFCENT) Foreign National Visitor Collateral/SCI Request Forms and provide guidance to the host Directorate. Ensure form is processed properly through OSI Det 212 Office, FP for collateral or SSO for SCI clearance verification, and Foreign Disclosure Office (FDO) for level of disclosure permitted prior to granting access.
  • Monitor contractor personnel and physical security professionals; direct day-to-day administration and supervision, coordinate staff training, generate work schedules, and correct deficiencies. Monitor personnel and visitor access; maintain access control to facilities regarding identification and personnel/visitor control.
  • Provide expert knowledge in physical security for controlled areas; assist in the development of Program Security documentation, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), System Security Plans, and facility checklists; effectively communicate information to various audiences.
  • Provide Personnel and Industrial Security program expertise; verify Government and contracted personnel security clearance in the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) or other approved Department of Defense (DOD) system; provide guidance to Facility Security Offices (FSOs), security managers, senior leadership and key personnel. Assist 9AF (AFCENT) Security Managers with their requirements at the request of government personnel.
  • Other duties as required by the Performance Work Statement.

Bowhead seeks to network with qualified individuals relative to a potential opportunity, which is contingent upon award and not currently funded. Please click the link at the bottom of this posting to apply for consideration. Incumbent employees are encouraged to respond. No solicitations or third party applications will be accepted.



  • Must have Five (5) years’ experience with Internet Protocol (IP) networking, Windows-based servers and workstations; hardware and software, as well as, Command and Control Display Equipment (CCDE), and security and video surveillance.
  • Certified or five (5) years’ experience with USAF Automated Entry Controls Systems, Vindicator or Hirsch products is required. Requires extensive knowledge of DoD, USAF, and local instructions, policies, procedures, and security manager programs.
  • Certified or five (5) years’ experience with VICADS operation, administration, and troubleshooting on VICADS video management systems.
  • Maintain DISS level 3 access for collateral and level 5 access for Top Secret/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) caveats clearance verifications or equivalent Defense Security Service (DSS) security systems.
  • TS/SCI security clearance required.
  • Have ability to obtain a US Passport and meet visa requirements for travel Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) and to USCENTCOM AOR countries.
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is primarily sedentary and is performed in a normal office environment.  Some overnight travel is required and the contractor may be exposed to risks associated with field work which may include moderate stress such as being exposed to adverse weather or high temperatures.


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Top Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Top Secret clearance at this location.





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